The cognitive and self-regulatory costs of switching between distinct identities

Project: Research project

Project Details


This proposed program of research utilizes cutting-edge theory and methodology in the study of identity switching and self-control (Hamilton et al., 2011) to examine academic motivation in a fundamentally novel way. I therefore aim to test whether the challenges faced by some low SES college students arise from self-control depletion, resulting from repeatedly switching between two poorly integrated identities that can be cued by the college context—their student and socioeconomic identities.
Effective start/end date2/12/13 → 2/11/15


  • American Psychological Association (award letter 02/12/2013)


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